Re-scaling of model evaluation measures to allow direct comparison of their values
Species distribution models are increasingly used in ecology, biogeography and climate change research, and are usually complemented with one or more metrics evaluating their performance. Not all metrics vary within the same scale of measurement:... continue reading
Is numerical analysis statisitcal at heart?
Interpolation and approximation of continuous functions by Hermite polynomials
The [Chebyshev... continue reading
The Growing Need for Domain-Driven Languages
With computer science permeating every research disciple such that even rudimentary computational skills are now required for most research careers, it should not be the case that one needs advanced knowledge of computer science to be effective in... continue reading
The Academic Venture Coachbook for the Social Sciences and Humanities
Academic entrepreneurship concept has been in place for a while, but not many well-documented research studies approached it from the angle of making academic entrepreneurship a genuinely commercially-viable venture. Even in highly-cited books... continue reading
Novel method to isolate and identify specific RNA/DNA binding proteins
Owing to their role in establishing cell asymmetry and their role in pathological conditions such as neurodegenerative diseases, it is very important to focus on eukaryotic RNA-binding proteins(RBPs) binding to a specific transcript(s). Although... continue reading
Promoting Open Research among future scientists.
It’s easier to mold a human at his childhood days than at later part of his life. The proposed idea is based on this simple fact.
Imagine creating an online platform that acts an incubator for Open Research. The platform could be... continue reading
A valuable but hidden set of data: research trainees spend months to years confirming previously published data. These experiments are not considered publishable. Other trainees in the same field “reinvent the wheel” due to lack of publicly... continue reading
Altmetrics are aimed at capturing the amount of attention a paper gets. The adoption has been significantly encouraged by services provided by, for example, Altmetric.com, ImpactStory, and PlumX, which serve the same role as Google Scholar for... continue reading
How Significant are Conifers for the Silicon Biogeochemical Cycle?
The conifers were generally shown by Hodson et al. (2005) to be low silicon accumulators. The apparent reason is that conifers (and many gymnosperms) largely lack NIPIIs, aquaporins that are... continue reading
Why Renewable Energy Cannot Replace Fossil Fuels
In 2013, the world used 533 exajoule of commercial primary energy, of which 87% was from fossil fuels. Renewable energy (RE) accounted for just under 9% [BP 2014]... continue reading
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